gallatin valley interfaith forum

Talking with Neighbors: An interfaith forum for people of Gallatin Valley

The Gallatin Valley Interfaith Forum meets the first Wednesday each month (school year) at 12:00pm for one hour at Resurrection University Catholic Parish (1725 S. 11th Avenue).

Everyone is welcome to attend, listen, ask questions, no matter what their faith tradition or no tradiiton.

Invite your friends. Bring your lunch if you'd like.

Intersections: How does religion intersect with other areas of human endeavor and inquiry? Each month this year, GVIA will be joined by a faculty member from Montana State University. Together, panelists will examine the intersection of our religions with the fields of study represented by the guest scholars.

Roots of injustice, seeds of change

Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Workshop, 2:30-4:30pm

Donations gratefully accepted

First Presbyterian Church of Bozeman

Babcock at Willson, Bozeman, MT

RSVP to or call 406-586-1368

The Toward Right Relationship project of the Boulder Friends Meeting (Quakers) offers this workshop in response to calls from Indigenous leaders and the World Council of Churches. The 2-hour exercise traces the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, the 15th-century justification for European subjugation of non-Christian peoples. Our goal is to raise our level of knowledge and concern about these impacts, recognize them in ourselves and our institutions, and explore how we can begin to take actiosn toward "right relationship." We provide a Resource Kit with suggestions for continued study, reflection, and action.

Workshop Sponsors: Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association, Christ the King Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church of Bozeman, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bozeman.

The ELCA has rejected the Doctrine of Discovery. You can find background information here, and read the Montana Synod resolution repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery on the Montana Synod website.